Guo-qing Song

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To optimize Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation, factors influencing gene delivery, selection of transformed cells, and plant regeneration were investigated using two major switchgrass cultivars, including a lowland tetraploid cultivar Alamo and an upland octoploid cultivar Cave-in-Rock (CIR). Transient expression studies monitored by(More)
Small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) are silencing signals in plants. Virus-resistant transgenic rootstocks developed through siRNA-mediated gene silencing may enhance virus resistance of nontransgenic scions via siRNAs transported from the transgenic rootstocks. However, convincing evidence of rootstock-to-scion movement of siRNAs of exogenous genes in woody(More)
A systematic study was carried out to optimize regeneration and Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation of four common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cultivars; Red Hawk, Matterhorn, Merlot, and Zorro, representing red kidney, great northern, small red, and black bean commercial classes, respectively. Regeneration capacity of leaf explants, stem(More)
To investigate its potential application as a selectable marker for plant transformation, the mannitol producing, celery mannose-6-phosphate reductase gene (M6PR) was transformed into Arabidopsis and tobacco using Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation. Mannose-tolerance assays in transgenic materials revealed that the M6PR can act as a(More)
To achieve reliable stable transformation of sweet potato, we first developed efficient shoot regeneration for stem explants, leaf disks, and petioles of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) cultivar Beniazuma. The shoot regeneration protocol enabled reproducible stable transformation mediated by Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain EHA105. The binary(More)
Recent advances in plant biotechnology have led to a reliable and reproductive method for genetic transformation of blueberry. These efforts built on previous attempts at transient and stable transformation of blueberry that demonstrated the potential of Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation, and as well, the difficulties of selecting and(More)
Prunus necrotic ringspot virus (PNRSV) is a major pollen-disseminated ilarvirus that adversely affects many Prunus species. In this study, an RNA interference (RNAi) vector pART27-PNRSV containing an inverted repeat (IR) region of PNRSV was transformed into two hybrid (triploid) cherry rootstocks, 'Gisela 6' (GI 148-1) and 'Gisela 7'(GI 148-8)', which are(More)
Blueberry cultivars are subject to freezing damage in the winter and early spring. C-repeat binding factor (CBF) genes are transcription factors known to induce the expression of genes associated with cold acclimation and freezing tolerance. A CBF-encoding gene (BB-CBF) was isolated from the northern highbush blueberry Bluecrop (a cold-tolerant cultivar)(More)
Protocols were developed to optimize adventitious shoot regeneration from four southern highbush blueberry cultivars. Leaf explants from 6 week-old shoots of the four cultivars were excised and cultured on woody plant medium each containing thidiazuron (4.54 or 9.08 μM), zeatin (18.2 μM), or zeatin riboside (5.7 or 11.4 μM) either separately or in(More)
The K-domain of a blueberry-derived SOC1 -like gene promotes flowering in tobacco without negatively impacting yield, demonstrating potential for manipulation of flowering time in horticultural crops. The SUPPRESSOR OF OVEREXPRESSION OF CONSTANS 1 (SOC1) and SOC1-likes, belonging to the MIKCc (type II) MADS-box gene subfamily, are major floral activators(More)